Beautifully decorated eggs, a symbol of reviving life, have been adorning Polish tables during the Easter holidays for centuries. The tradition stayed even as the process of eggs dyeing and decorating has changed.


The quickest method of coloring eggs is dipping them into hot water with dissolved dye.  The intensity of the color will depend on how much time the egg stayed in the bath and on the color of the shell. This method can also be used to stain only fragments of shell by immersing the egg in the water with dye to a certain level.


Beautiful shell colors can be obtained with using natural vegetable dyes. Freshly squeezed  beet juice with some additional of a vinegar can color the eggs in shades of pink and red, blueberry juice  can give the purple color, onion skins boiled in the water can give all shades of warm yellow to reddish brown, and the water cooked with the chives gives green color.


One can cover the egg shell with a pattern created by using the melted wax, and then immerse in a solution of dye, the egg will be stained only in the parts of the shell not covered by the wax.  After staining, we can then easily remove the wax from the egg.
Egg shells stained in an intense color can be decorated in intricate pattern by using a pin or sharp-pointed knife to scratch any motives. Obtained in this way, the pattern is very subtle but it is not an easy or a quick method.

The modern method of decorating Easter eggs is typically used by children who can stick to the shell colored paper or colored adhesive film, cut into fancy patterns.


The most interesting and valuable Easter eggs are created by artists who hand paint the eggs, either eggs shells or wooden or made of glass. Typically shells are used of duck eggs or goose eggs. These Easter eggs can become collectibles and the best ones are works of art and truly unique.